Danger music / Eddie Ayres.Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: xi, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760290696Other title: Danger music : how teaching the cello to children in Afghanistan led to a self-discovery almost too hard to bearSubject(s): Ayres, Emma | Ayres, Eddie, 1967- | Ayres, Eddie | Ayres, Eddie, 1967- | Ayres, Eddie, 1967- | Ayres, Eddie -- Travel -- Afghanistan -- Kabul | Ayres, Eddie | Afghanistan National Institute of Music | Transgender musicans -- England -- Biography | Radio broadcasters -- Australia -- Biography | Transgender muisicans -- Australia -- Biography | Transgender muisicans -- Great Britain -- Biography | Autobiographies | Transgender muisicans -- England -- Biography | Depression, Mental -- Transgender people -- Biography | Transgender people -- Biography | Musicians, Australian -- Afghanistan -- Biography | Transgender people -- Australia | Cello teachers | Cello teachers | Cello teachers -- Afghanistan -- Biography | Cello teachers -- Biography | Cello teachers | Music -- Instruction and study -- Afghanistan -- History | Music teachers -- Afghanistan -- Biography | Female-to-male transsexuals -- Biography | Female-to-male transsexuals | Music -- Instruction and study | Music teachers | Musicians | Ayres, Eddie, 1967- | Cellists -- England -- Biography | Transgender musicians -- England -- Biography | Violists -- Biography | Cello teachers -- Afghanistan | Musicians -- Australia -- Biography | Transgender musicians -- Australia -- Biography | Afghanistan -- Description and travel | Afghanistan | Australia | Afghanistan -- Description and travel -- Anecdotes | Afghanistan -- Social life and customs | AustralianGenre/Form: Autobiographies | Autobiographies. | Biography. | History. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 780.92
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"How teaching the cello to children in Afghanistan led to a self-discovery almost too hard to bear" -- On cover.
Preface; Prologue. 1. Dead end; 2. One-way ticket to Kabul; 3. Lesson one; 4. If you don't have any problems, get a goat; 5. Afghan blues; 6. 'Teacher, I want to learn this!'; 7. A prison of music; 8. Minds of children, hearts of ancients; 9. A hologram of belief; 10. You won't need much tweaking; 11. All natural things are coming; 12. Silver boxes. Epilogue; Pic section; Playlist.
"Eddie Ayres has a lifetime of musical experience - from learning the viola as a child in England and playing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic for many years, to learning the cello in his thirties and landing in Australia to present an extremely successful ABC Classic FM morning radio show. But all of this time Eddie was Emma Ayres. In 2014 Emma was spiralling into a deep depression, driven by anguish about her gender. She quit the radio, travelled, and decided on a surprising path to salvation - teaching music in a war zone. Emma applied for a position at Dr Sarmast's renowned Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, teaching cello to orphans and street kids. In Danger Music, Eddie takes us through the bombs and chaos of Kabul, into the lives of the Afghan children who are transported by Bach, Abba, Beethoven and their own exhilarating Afghan music. Alongside these epic experiences, Emma determines to take the final steps to secure her own peace; she becomes the man always there inside - Eddie." -- Back cover.
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